I had to help Spanish Town - Artiste delivers COVID care packages to hometown

May 14, 2020
Persons wait in line to get packages.
Persons wait in line to get packages.
D’Angel (left) donates a care package to a resident of Spanish Town.
D’Angel (left) donates a care package to a resident of Spanish Town.

D'Angel delivered on her promise to cater to the needy from her hometown of Spanish Town, when she distributed 300 care packages in the Old Capital on Tuesday.

Accompanied by a team from the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the mayor of Spanish Town, her team (including her mother and sister), and with assistance from main sponsor Honey Bun Jamaica, the packages of food and other essential items were handed over to the city's most vulnerable.

The Stronger singer told THE STAR that she was overwhelmed by how many lives she was able to touch.

"Spanish Town a weh me born and grow, a my place, so it was only right that I start the giving back there and I was brought to tears many times when me see how many people turned out," she said. "I was really happy to know that I helped so many people. The gratitude on some of their faces was everything. It warmed my heart and made me even more proud of what my team and I are doing."

Always been giving back

She said that she has always been giving back but this is the first time she's done anything of this magnitude.

"As a result of my live concert, persons that donated, this was possible. I really want to say thanks to the artistes who participated in the concert; you helped put a smile on someone else's face. D'Angel alone couldn't do it. We all did it together," she said. "Everybody that came out got something to go home with. Everybody got food supplies or a Honey Bun bag. Approximately 500 persons were fed because if they didn't get a package, there was the Honey Bun truck to backup with bread, buns, doughnuts. I will not give up this drive, it will continue."

D'Angel revealed that she set out to feed 1,000 persons and, with the first phase complete, she now has 700 more packages to deliver. She is hoping that the first instalment will encourage companies who can assist to partner with her.

"I really want people to see what I'm doing and come on board. I met a lady on the drive that was crying as she collected her bag. She said it was the first she's got anything since the pandemic and it just showed me how much more we have to push to continue this drive. I'm happy to have made people happy and this won't stop here. We are planning to stop in another parish soon," she said.

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